Are you a gamer? Do you fancy yourself a writer, too? If so, this opportunity might be perfect.
If you work here at TechnoBuffalo, you’ll assist me in covering the daily industry. That means you’ll be handling small news stories, the publishing of assets and the possible coverage of interviews. We write about all platforms, and we expect applicants to have a knowledge and affinity for everything that’s out there.
If you feel like you know the gaming industry and can cover it on a daily basis, then this job is for you.
This is not a pay position.
Now, watch me as I play mad libs with Mike Perlman’s hard work! I hope he notices.
Ideal candidates must possess the following:
- Strong writing skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately
- Vast knowledge of gaming and the industry
- A keen eye for breaking news
- Adeptness within the World Wide Internet
- A fun, lovable personality
Other traits encouraged but not imperative:
- The ability to drift a banked corner with one hand on the wheel and the other solving a Rubik’s Cube (in Mario Kart)
- A fondness for retro video games
- Owning all of today’s gaming platforms
- Being a diehard Pittsburgh Penguins fan
The Intern will be responsible for:
- Hunting down and writing gaming news stories
- Editing, watermarking and uploading screenshots
- Posting game trailers
- Possibly traveling with Joey to gaming conventions all over the U.S.
Benefits of being the TechnoBuffalo Gaming Intern:
- Awesome resume and byline builder
- College credit
- If you’re good enough, we might hire you someday
- The chance to work with Mike Perlman (which really is the worst-case scenario)
Finally, and this will be the first test, you must be capable of following directions. Here we go…
In order to apply, I need you to email me here: joey -at- technobuffalo -dot- com. In the subject line of your email, please write “Gaming Intern Application.” As for the body of the email, here’s what you should include:
- Your name.
- Your age.
- Your location.
- A writing sample (a 300 word news article based on any recent happening).
- The answer to these questions…
- What is your favorite video game of all time?
- Which is your favorite gaming platform (past or present)?